February 24, 2018

Ray is Golden in the 60m Hurdles


Feb. 24, 2018

Geneva, Ohio – Chantel Ray won her first career Big Ten 60m hurdle title matching her personal best of 8.21 to come away with the crown to help Ohio State to a third-place finish with 75 points. It is the second year in a row that the women have finished in third place.

.@shhdont_tell wins 🥇 in the 60m hurdles matching her personal best time of 8.21! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/4cUGwgEsUx

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) February 24, 2018

Sade Olatoye finished second in the women’s weight throw climbing her two-day point tally to 18 points. Olatoye launched the weight apparatus a career-best distance of 23.84m (78-2.75) to set a new school record in the event.

Anavia Battle had herself a fantastic first career B1G meet garnering two bronze medals. The freshman from Wayne, Mich., finished third in both the 60md dash and 200m dash. Her final race of the day, the 200m dash, saw her set a school record in the event with a time of 23.24 for third place. The time was .13 seconds faster than Aaliyah Barnes’ time set in 2016. She matched her personal best of 7.42 in the 60m dash to finish in third as well.

.@annaavviiaa collects her second bronze of the meet with a time of SCHOOL RECORD time of 23.24! @syaira_richards takes 8th! pic.twitter.com/pWzyoQ1Sj2

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) February 24, 2018

The foursome of Beatrice Hannan, Syaira Richardson, Tamani Wilson and Maggie Barrie combined to register a time of 3:31.52 in the 4x400m relay for silver and the second-fastest time in school history. Barrie (52.82) and Hannan (53.42) both scored in the open 400m dash with fourth and sixth-place finishes, respectively. Barrie’s career-best indoor time of 52.82 is the third-fastest in school history. Richardson also scored one point in the 200m dash with a time of 23.87.

In the women’s triple jump, Mikaela Seibert earned a bronze medal with a triple bound of 12.69m (41-7.75). Olivia Small also added points to the Buckeye total in the event with a mark of 12.30m (40-4.25) to finish in sixth place.

In the distance events, Ohio State received points from Annie Ubbing in the 600m run for the second straight year; the sophomore registered a time of 1:29.99 to finish in fifth place. Freshman Aziza Ayoub (2:11.32) and newcomer Julia Rizk (2:13.68) finished in seventh and eighth place in the 800m run.